We want to make sure that our 8K Undercliff event is as safe as possible. We are following government guidelines closely and will keep our website and social media up to date with any changes to the event.


RISE is using a professional and experienced local Event Manager to oversee the planning and execution of the 2021 Women’s 8K Event on Sunday 3rd October.

In line with current Government and industry guidance relating to outdoor events, we can confirm that a thorough risk assessment relating to COVID-19 will be written, and the event will be planned and organised based on up to date recommendations

It is RISE’s duty of care as an employer to keep all employees, volunteers, contractors and participants safe from harm, as far as is reasonably practicable where related to health and safety including COVID-19.

The Event Manager will act as the event’s COVID-19 Officer on the day of the event, to ensure that all measures relating to the event being COVID-19 Safe are in place and being adhered to.

It is the intention of RISE to educate all participants, spectators, staff members, volunteers and contractors in advance of the event through thorough documentation and briefings.

It is recognised that it is not possible to maintain social distancing in the event of an incident, emergency situation or event evacuation and this will be reflected in the COVID-19 risk assessment. It is also recognised that there must be social distancing between different households and this will be made clear to everyone on site throughout the build period, event period and breakdown.

In the event of government guidance changing, a spike in COVID-19 cases or a local lockdown, RISE will cancel the 2021 event and it will become a virtual 8K Run for Women, with no event taking place in Brighton & Hove.

If you have any questions relating to the above, please email [email protected]


As always at our events the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Although legal Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, in line with Brighton & Hove council advice, we are taking extra steps to minimise the risk of transmission at the Undercliff Run.

How we'll be keeping you safe on race day:

  • Splitting all participants into ‘waves’ to reduce congestion on the course- we have asked for your estimated finish times in order to plan ahead for this, so if you haven’t let us know, please do so here
  • There will be hand sanitiser provided, which we encourage you to use before and after the race
  • Reducing our ‘touch points’, meaning that there will not be a designated bag drop this year (so please only bring essential items with you!), and we will only be giving out bottled water. All touch points will be disinfected before and during the event, including toilets, bike racks, and the start/finish barriers.
  • Encouraging social distancing, especially at cluster points such as toilets, start/finish line and food/drink van
  • We will have check-in points available for NHS Track and Trace

What you can do to keep safe:

  • Please bring your face mask, which we encourage you to wear in enclosed situations such as the information tent or toilets
  • Please respect social distancing before, during and after the event 
  • When you have finished your race, please move away from the finish line so it is safe for other participants when they cross over the line
  • Although not compulsory, we would recommend participants take a Lateral Flow Test before the event, which can be picked up free from local pharmacies
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone that has symptoms please do not attend your event. You can check your symptoms here.

We will continue to review and update this page in line with government guidelines.